Establishing Appearances as Divine: Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Establishing Appearances as Divine, a concise treatise by the eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist philosopher Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo, sets out to prove the provocative point that everything that appears is actually deity manifest. Many books on Tibetan Buddhism address the important themes of mind training, compassion, and proper conduct, but this penetrating study and translation of Rongzom’s text goes beyond that in its aim to bring the reader ...

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Establishing Appearances as Divine: Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Establishing Appearances as Divine, a concise treatise by the eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist philosopher Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo, sets out to prove the provocative point that everything that appears is actually deity manifest. Many books on Tibetan Buddhism address the important themes of mind training, compassion, and proper conduct, but this penetrating study and translation of Rongzom’s text goes beyond that in its aim to bring the reader face to face with his or her pure, divine nature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559398220
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/25/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • File size: 799 KB

Meet the Author

Heidi I. Köppl has worked as a translator at the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal for more than a decade and has been a faculty member at the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies since the Centre's inception. She is currently doing research for a doctorate degree in Buddhist Studies at the University of Lausanne.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 Rongzom's Environment, Life, and Works 15

2 Introduction to Mantra from a Nyingma Perspective 23

3 Rongzom's View on Madhyamaka in Relation to Mantra 37

4 Rongzom's Four Principles of Reasoning as Means for Establishing Purity 61

5 Conclusion 89

Translation and Comparative Edition of Establishing Appearances as Divine

Translation 95

Comparative Edition of Establishing Appearances as Divine 109

Bibliography 129

Notes 135

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